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Faculty Resources @Brookens

Faculty Library Associate Program

Brookens Library announces the Summer Faculty Library Associate program for faculty members interested in integrating information literacy and library services into a new or existing course. The purpose of the program is to create intensive collaboration between faculty and the library, to illustrate the effectiveness of information literacy instruction in improving student outcomes (specifically as it relates to the UIS Goals and Learning Outcomes for Baccalaureate Education).  This collaboration will use the Association of College and Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to develop instructional materials and activities to share with other librarians and faculty, and to advance the use of library services on campus. 

Duration: Takes place during the UIS Summer Session

Stipend: The Library Associate is awarded a $1500 stipend. He or she will devote the equivalent of 40 hours of work during the Summer Session.


  • Engage in the creation or revision of curriculum for at least one course that will be taught in the upcoming Academic Year
  • Engage in assessment when offering revised course to evaluate the effectiveness of information literacy instruction in improving student learning outcomes
  • Present with Faculty Librarian at an FDO workshop
  • Report on results at departmental meetings & Committee on the Library in the semester after revised course is taught

Eligibility: All full-time faculty members and instructors at UIS are eligible. Courses at any level will be considered.

Deadline:  All applications must be received by February 26th, 2018.  

To submit an application and for additional instructions, please use this online form

Past Library Faculty Associates


Brandon Derman - Environmental Studies

Dathan Powell - Art, Music, and Theatre

Frances Shen - Psychology


Carlee Hawkins - Psychology


Carolee Rigsbee - Managment


Elizabeth Jones - English

Brian Kahn - Teacher Education

Amy Spies - Capital Honors Program